I shot this engagement session of the lovely Kaitlyn + Jordan a few weeks ago down in Corona Del Mar. Kaitlyn is yet another cousin of mine and I was delighted that she and her handsome fiancee wanted to hire us to photograph her engagement session and wedding!

I was particularly happy with not only Kaitlyn + Jordan as subjects to capture, but with the awesome natural light that was available that day, it was super warm...loved it! Here are some of my favs from the day:



My favorite shot of the day! I think Kaitlyn's eyes look insane here!










Wedding to follow in August!

*On a totally random note, yesterday was my Birthday and I had a blast! I received so many birthday wishes via twitter, email, and facebook...thank you to all! If you would like to see a small documentation of my birthday celebration at the beach last night be sure to stop by Becker's blog to check it out, you'll also be able to watch an AMAZING rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song that was sang to me around the campfire, it was pretty funny!
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Paige Evans said:
I love the ones in the dark on the dock. So romantic! I've never seen pictures like that before.
(04.29.09 12:34 PM)
lroah said:
WOW. You seriously rock. Gorgeous couple!
(04.29.09 12:48 PM)
Molly Williams said:
wow... i think these pictures just won my favorite engagement session photos on any blog I have ever looked at...ever! They are magical but totally authentic! How do you make that happen!? Inspired and in awe... Molly
(04.29.09 01:04 PM)
Chad Morgan said:
Nice moments, Amelia. Nice work!
(04.29.09 01:35 PM)
Nathan Walker said:
Sweet e-session Amelia! Great job :)
(04.29.09 02:12 PM)
Daniel Lateulade said:
You killed it! I especially love the first two
(04.29.09 03:05 PM)
Austin said:
Rad rad rad e-session! Your dock pictures are great. I'm really digging twilight and night pictures lately and you did an awesome job with that! Oh yeah... and Happy Belated Birthday! Jean and I wanted to swing by the beach and celebrate with you, but she came down with the flu and I had to convince her all night she didn't get it from swine. =) Let's grab grub sometime!
(04.29.09 06:13 PM)
Navy Sou said:
What a gorgeous couple! Awesome, awesome imagery!!!
(04.29.09 06:31 PM)
Tracy Vogel said:
Ah, man I just love everything you guy's do! Just last week I shot an E-session on the beach (well, we call it a "beach"...there's really no such thing as beach's around here) and I was happy with how it went and then wow now I see your beach session and am just blown away! : ) Such nice work!
(04.29.09 08:12 PM)
Briony said:
what a gorgeous couple! i love the horizontal shot of them on the beach....the sun beaming in from the left. beautiful back-lighting, wonderful composition.
(04.29.09 08:14 PM)
Rich said:
I really like the shots on the dock, too! Congrats to the couple, awesome photos and it should be a great wedding!
(04.29.09 08:18 PM)
michelle cunningham said:
belated! these shots are wonderful! i was gonna say that the b&w's where my fav till i saw the flare shots and then i saw the night shots... i can't make up my mind!
(04.29.09 08:31 PM)
Mike said:
love the shots just at dusk. Just stunning.
(04.29.09 09:53 PM)
mike cunningham said:
Hawte, very hawte. I feel ok saying that too since her brother is my roomie and i can get away with it :) Love these two. I'll bet you had a blast with them. They are a riot. Love the laying down one on the sand - killer.
(04.29.09 11:00 PM)
mary said:
Beautiful images! Man... beauty runs deep in your family's genes. I love how big your family is! Mine is like 5 people..haha. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
(04.30.09 12:17 AM)
Chantel said:
Happy Belated Birthday!!! :) This is one of my favorite shoots of ALL TIME! I love every single thing about it! Would you be willing to share your PP? It's absolutely perfect. Heading over to hear the happy birthday song . . .
(04.30.09 06:41 AM)
Kayla said:
I love these! Especially the black and whites!
(04.30.09 07:30 AM)
leah said:
wow!!! she is some kinds of crazy photogenic!!!
(04.30.09 09:33 AM)
kelly spencer said:
you guy are looken good
(04.30.09 02:09 PM)
Yuka photo art said:
You are talanted photographer.....I love your work...Light, composition, moments....everythig is great on these pictures!!!
(04.30.09 08:00 PM)
jean smith said:
these are pretty much PERFECTION. LOVE them!
(05.01.09 12:49 AM)
Jenna said:
Who needs natural light when you can capture night shots like that? Beautiful work as always.
(05.01.09 02:42 AM)
Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) said:
Holy smoking rock! Her ring looks ginormous in that black and white shot! GORGEOUS sesison!!!!!!!
(05.01.09 01:07 PM)
geri e. said:
you are simply amazing. (and what a darling couple!)
(05.01.09 07:25 PM)
Semack said:
I just want to say I saw this in complete random passing and absolutely LOVE your photographs. You're so talented, you really are!!! I've really only seen these pics but I'd love to know more about you and your work! All the best :)
(05.02.09 12:08 AM)
melissa Johnston said:
I love your work! Fantastic you are such an inspiration :)
(05.02.09 07:53 AM)
Angela Hubbard said:
your photos BLOW ME AWAY -thanks for the inspiration!!!! wow!
(05.02.09 06:03 PM)
Ash McSorley said:
These are amazing! You did a great job.
(05.02.09 08:22 PM)
Cathy said:
Love those sexy flash shots!
(05.03.09 04:50 PM)
Sarah @ said:
Are you kidding? Her eyes look incredible in all of those! I'd love to have eyes like that! Happy belated birthday!
(05.03.09 05:11 PM)
tate said:
I absolutely love these photos! I need to experiment with night shots!
(05.03.09 06:24 PM)
Stephanie McBride said:
um hello! what an insanely great session. thanks again for letting me crash your birthday party. it was a pleasure meeting you!
(05.04.09 12:44 PM)
AbiQ said:
beautiful! What a gorgeous couple!
(05.05.09 11:59 AM)
Bree@MemoryJournalists said:
WOW! Beautiful! Love the sun flare shots!
(05.05.09 03:21 PM)
Alicia said:
Amelia you amaze me with something new every time you post a new session. You are definitely one talented out of shape banana : ) (Referring to your shirt the day you shot Joey and I) You rock!
(05.13.09 02:32 AM)
Katie said:
These pictures are amazing-and this couple is gorgeous! WOW
(05.13.09 08:42 PM)
Holly Howe said:
oh my gosh! these photos are amazing!!! lucky pair up there! :)))
(05.14.09 01:02 PM)
kym rodda said:
loving off camera lighting for you... i've started trying it myself... in direct sun light... crazy.... it's different for me every time... i'm so right brained it's hard.... check out we are a wife-husband duo.... kym rodda
(05.19.09 10:37 PM)
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Darlene + Jerrold were great to photograph! They had a good amount of chemistry, which always helps while we're shooting. We met up with them at the Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA, we had shot at this location before so we were determined to find a new approach. This is basically our mindset every time we walk into a new photo sitting, "how can we make this session unique to this couple?". I think we found what we were looking for and found an entirely different angle.








Love this random shot of the clouds Justin took.

We looked around and found an amazing view of the Disney Concert Hall on top of a nearby parking garage.



Darlene + Jerrold specifically wanted some photos with graffiti artwork so we went on a mission to find some murals. After much driving around we lucked out in the art district!

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, my favorite shot of the day!!! Graffiti and all!!!!
Darlene + Jerrold will marry in May, I'm definitely looking forward to it!
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Alyssa said:
The shot of them walking from behind is absolutely killer - as is your off camera lighting shots. Fantastic shoot!
(04.23.09 03:21 PM)
Betty said: You are aware that's out of focus, right? Very artsy. Except not so much.
(04.23.09 03:22 PM)
amelialyon said:
Betty, Thank you for your comment. YES, we are definitely aware that this image is out of focus and TOTALLY done on PURPOSE :) Glad you enjoy our art.
(04.23.09 03:43 PM)
Catalina Ayubi said:
ALL amazing images, I love your style... so refreshing.
(04.23.09 03:55 PM)
Beka said:
You are such an amazing artist Amelia and an inspiration to so many! Love them all but my favorite is the 8th one. :)
(04.23.09 03:57 PM)
Ashley Rose said:
Amelia your ART is beautiful!!!! Truly gorgeous work =) I adore this shoot! And honestly "betty" if you dont have something nice to say dont say anything at all!
(04.23.09 04:01 PM)
jean smith said:
gorgeous! mmmm...i absolutely love the one of them standing in the parking lot with the disney hall behind them!
(04.23.09 05:30 PM)
Danielle said:
Beautiful! I come here for artistic inspiration and love your style. You nail your shoots. Consistently! Always love your work!!
(04.23.09 06:51 PM)
Macy said:
Beautiful shots. Such fine artistic work! :)
(04.23.09 06:57 PM)
Camille said:
Amelia, I know you have no idea who I am but since I blog stalk you regularly I had to let you know how incredible of an artist I think you are!!! You could pretty much take any single person, couple or family and turn them into an amazing peice of artwork and make it look effortless! I really admire your work, your such an inspiration and I have miles to go!!! Plus, I love that your a mom too :)!
(04.23.09 07:50 PM)
Megan Welker said:
seriously, ditto to Ashley's comment! YOU ROCK Amelia!, not so much.
(04.23.09 08:24 PM)
Briony said:
these are wicked!
(04.23.09 08:42 PM)
connieMchung said:
ooooh. these are great! i love when guys dress all preppy. :) and she's so cute! seriously love your work amelia!!!
(04.23.09 10:40 PM)
V3 Weddings + Events said:
This couple cannot be any cuter! I love this session - totally sexy!
(04.24.09 12:34 AM)
Daniel Lateulade said:
Awesome work -- I really love the photo of them on the walkway / platform with all the railing behind them.
(04.24.09 03:53 AM)
Stephanie Osborne said:
I love the graffiti shots! What a great session
(04.24.09 08:26 AM)
denise bovee said:
lovin that garage shot!!! these are soo yummy!! xoxo
(04.24.09 11:35 PM)
nancy said:
Amelia! I love you and your art!! When my fiance and I were searching for a photographer, we wanted a warm, talented person to trust to capture our wedding day and give us images we could hang as art pieces in our new home - you were the perfect fit! After our e-session together - we are convinced that only a beautiful person like you could produce such beautiful images! You rocked this session, as usual. Darlene and Jerrold and SUPER hot and lucky! ;)
(04.25.09 12:58 AM)
Paige Green said:
love love loving the last image!!!!
(04.25.09 10:21 AM)
sandie said:
amelia, you are so awesome! I am always amazed at the creativity you and Justin have together.
(04.27.09 08:55 AM)
Darlene said:
Hi Amelia & Justin! Thank you so much for such awesome images and such a fantabulous time! We had so much fun and are in love with how they all turned out. We can't wait to see how you will capture our wedding day. We heart you! - Darlene & Jerrold
(04.27.09 11:13 AM)
melia said:
your e-sessions are THE best! inspiring.
(04.28.09 11:35 AM)
ChristanP Photography said:
wondering if the comment by Betty was serious.....did she really think that you accidentally took the image, overlooked the mistake, processed the image, resized it for your blog and then posted it? .....really? I think it looks cool. :)
(04.28.09 02:34 PM)
Bree@MemoryJournalists said:
Love the graffiti shot! So beautiful!
(05.04.09 10:13 PM)
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